• Educate your staff on the key requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

GDPR Awareness Course

(General Data Protection Regulation)

Accredited By

Availability: 180 Days

Course Duration:
2 hours
  • Price (For eLearning Course only)

What is GDPR?

GDPR  is the General Data Protection Regulation, also referred to as Regulation (EU) 2016/679.  It has been created by the European Parliament and Council to strengthen and unify data privacy for EU individuals as well as to regulate the international transfer of their data.

It came into effect on 25th May 2018

The aim of the GDPR is to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world that is vastly different from the time in which the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive was first established. Although the key principles of data privacy still hold true to the previous directive, many changes have been proposed to the regulatory policies.

Amongst the many changes, one of the most striking change relates to the territorial scope of the regulation. GPDR intends to extend the reach of EU Data Protection Law. As well as protecting personal data that is held within the EU, even if no EU presence exists in an organization, if personal data of a resident of the EU is processed by this organization in connection with goods or services provided, GDPR will still apply.

In effect, no matter where you operate from, GDPR could apply to you.

GDPR Awareness

The European Union had earmarked 25th May 2018, as the date of Adoption of GDPR. An important component of any organisation’s GDPR compliance framework is staff awareness and education embedded through the principles of “Privacy by Design”. With enhanced fines for non-compliance upto 20 Million Euro or 4% of global turnover, whichever is higher, from 25th May 2018, it is essential that your staff have an understanding of the compliance requirements under the new regulation. Compliance training is essential to mitigate risk by enabling employees to adhere to the regulations and laws required of them.

Our APMG International accredited elearning is a convenient way to achieve organization awareness. This a quick, affordable and effective means of delivering training to multiple learners as it enables:

  • On Demand, Consistent Quality and easily repeatable training across different locations and geographies
  • Commute and other logistic challenges are easily addressed.
  • Inbuilt scenarios, quizzes to reinforce learning
  • Course completion exam
  • Course Completion certificate to enable interested users to take the “APMG” certification exam for “GDPR Awareness”

Target audience

The course is suitable for all employees whose job involves processing and storing personal data. This would include:

  • All employees
  • Directors and Senior Managers
  • Team leaders
  • Supervisors
  • Consultants


This course aims to provide a complete foundation on the principles, roles, responsibilities and processes under the GDPR to all your non-technical staff, reducing your organisation’s risk of non-compliance.


Module 1: Key Concepts and Principles

  • The Regulation
  • Why is GDPR being introduced?
  • When it is being introduced?
  • Why should I be concerned?
  • What information it applies to?
  • Who is involved?
  • The Six Principles
  • The Lawful Basis for Processing

Module 2: Data Subject Rights & Consent

  • Consent
  • Data Subject Rights
  • Privacy Notices Exercise (exercising right to be informed)

Module 3: Accountability and Governance

  • Privacy by Design and Default
  • Documentation
  • Privacy Impact Assessments
  • DPOs
  • Code of Conducts and Certifications

Module 4: Other Key Considerations

  • Data Security
  • International Transfers
  • Data Breaches and Notifications

Module 5: Next Steps

  • Need for a Risk Based Approach
  • Next Steps - Implementation
  • Next Steps - Awareness

Summary: Verify through Online MCQ based assessment.

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